15 -16 MAY 2018 | Sydney

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3rd Annual Online and E-Learning 2018 - View Draft Program

The Online and eLearning Summit returns in 2018 to save you the costly trial and error process by providing proven and effective solutions to issues you may be facing in these three target areas:
-    Increasing Student Centricity in Course Design: cleverly using new technologies to provide students with an education which is personalised and engaging
-    Engaging the Educator to Enhance Course Implementation: maximising the investment of the educator with the online platform to improve student outcomes
-    Assessing the Course Structure for Improved Student Engagement and ROI: reinventing the structure of education to make it more suitable for todays student


Interviews

Interview transcript with Tony Dunford, Head of Learning Design and Delivery, Group Capability Enterprise HR Strategy & Services, Westpac

In this interview transcript, Tony Dunford, Head of Learning Design and Delivery, Group Capability Enterprise HR Strategy & Services at Westpac shares:

  • A brief overview of Westpac's L&D strategy
  • How they are creating an online learning program that caters for different styles of learning
  • Tools using to create an engaging online learning experience
  • Challenges faced along the way and strategies to overcome them
  • How eLearning is driving employee engagement and retention at Westpac

Interview transcript with Kris Ryan, Academic Director, Monash University

In this interview transcript, Kris Ryan, Academic Director at Monash University explores:

  • A brief overview of Monash University's approach to online learning
  • Tools to monitor student progress and enagement in online learning
  • Using multi-media feedback to create a personalised learning experience for students
  • Challenges associated with using analytics to scale the development of online learning and how to overcome them

Presentations

Moving from Content to Connection: Engaging Students Through New Interactive and Adaptive Online Learning Experiences With improvements in digital capabilities,

With improvements in digital capabilities, institutions must move beyond the traditional method of online education purely based for content provision to a comprehensive engagement-oriented ecosystem for learning. At Charles Sturt University, this is becoming a reality through the u!magine innovation unit's Online Learning Model (OLM). The OLM consists of 7 elements and makes use of online technologies to engage all stakeholder holistically to ensure a connected learning experience.
In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2017,  Julie Lindsay, Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online) at Charles Sturt University, explores: 
  • How u!magine is supporting interactive, flexible and adaptive learning for its students
  • Leveraging multimedia tools such as Blogs, Twitter and VoiceThread to build an engaging content learning community
  • Integrating the 7 OLM elements into subjects and across courses to improve the education experience
  • Overcoming pedagogical challenges involved with content development, teacher presence and online learning modes

Improving Student Retention and Completion through Adaptive and Personalized Learning Design

In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2017, Kevin Bell, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Western Sydney University provides insight into accentuating student intrinsic motivation withinprogram/course design through, as Kevin terms it , ‘Gameful design.’ He describes how these principles can be used to address the challenges with learner engagement and retention in distance and blended programming. With a social agenda in mind, he reflects upon the research done into the psychology of at-risk and remote populations, collaborations with MOOC and Competency-Based programme providers and his doctoral work at University of Pennsylvania to provide insights on:

  • Understanding the psychology of learners – tying intrinsic motivators into the learning design for an adaptive and personalized learning journey
  • Gameful design – Drawing a matrix of rules and reward structures to cultivate interactive and enriching experiences for the learner on the online platform
  • The potential of these tools and systems to support at risk students.

Transforming Pedagogy For Student Engagement and Success: A ‘Theory of Change’ Perspective

Strengthening engagement is a goal of many educational quality enhancement and innovation initiatives in institutions across the global higher education sector. At the same time, and as part of this effort, institutions are seeking to leverage digital technologies to better meet student expectations and needs, and to enrich learning experiences.
In this presentation from Online and eLearning 2017, Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning), University of Adelaide offers a case study example based on the University of Adelaide’s current initiative to support pedagogical transformation for student engagement and success through a number of linked projects. In particular, it focuses on the ‘MyUni Transform’ project which is using institutional transition to a new LMS as the opportunity to support uplift in blended learning design and related educational practice, across the institution as a whole. It draws on ongoing impact evaluation of this change initiative, adopting a ‘theory of change’ evaluative framework, and illustrate its connectivity with other projects including capacity-development in learning analytics, including:
  • Challenges and practical strategies for institution-level educational change
  • Developing educators’ capabilities for digital learning and teaching
  • Supporting evidence-based educational design and interventions with learning analytics
  • Evaluating educational change initiatives to better understand change facilitation

Case Studies

Engaging Students through new interactive and adaptive online learning experiences at Charles Sturt University

In this article, Julie Lindsay, Quality Learning and Teaching Leader (Online) at Charles Sturt University, explores the strategies being used across Charles Sturt to design and developing online learning in order to improve the student experience and maximise learner engagement.

Learning in the age of digialisation: how MOOCs are driving a new wave of learning

In this article, Eric Tsui Chair, Advisory Committee on ELearning at PolyU explores the core elements of the PolyUX online learning strategy and how they are using innovative online teaching and learning styles to enhance the experience for students.

Fast Track your Attendance

Online and eLearning Summit 2017 Registration Form

Want to fast track your registration to the 2nd Annual Online and eLearning Summit 2017? It's easy - just download, fill out this form and send it to registration@iqpc.com.au

Videos

A glimpse into Westpac's eLearning Strategy

In this video interview, Tony Dunford, Head of Learning Design and Delivery, Group Capability Enterprise HR Strategy & Services at Westpac shares:

  • A brief overview of Westpac's L&D strategy
  • How they are creating an online learning program that caters for different styles of learning
  • Tools using to create an engaging online learning experience
  • Challenges faced along the way and strategies to overcome them
  • How eLearning is driving employee engagement and retention at Westpac

How Monash University is using online learning to drive student engagement

In this video interview, Kris Ryan, Academic Director at Monash University explores:

  • A brief overview of Monash University's approach to online learning
  • Tools to monitor student progress and enagement in online learning
  • Using multi-media feedback to create a personalised learning experience for students
  • Challenges associated with using analytics to scale the development of online learning and how to overcome them